Unedited color footage tentatively dated 1935, the dates of the University Museum excavations of Tell Billa (the ancient city of Shibaniba) Iraq with the American Schools of Oriental Research were 1930–1932, 1936–1937.
Local Iraqi fieldworkers.
An archaeologist, possibly Ephraim Avigdor Speiser or Charles Bache, in western dress enters the field work house. A European lady walking around outside.
Workers seated under a tree with bowls containing finds.
The team of archaeologists (awaiting identification, Ephraim Avigdor Speiser, Charles Bache and others) leave the field house, pose for the camera
Tents at the site
Distant view showing dunes.
Archaeology team speaking with local officiates.
Painting a find. in a trench, with chemicals before removal
Remains in a trench.
Skeletal human remains. A grave site.
Marking a site.
Digging in various trenches.
Distant view of a Tell.
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